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Main Purpose Of Job
The main purpose of this job is to perform analysis on blood and other physiological fluids for the presence and/or concentration of alcohol and drugs that may cause impairment.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, medical technology, pharmaceutical science, criminal justice or related physical, natural or forensic science from an accredited college or university.
Notes: Experience performing comparative analysis or scientific evaluation of evidence to include experience in providing expert testimony may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE SELECTIVE QUALIFICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION(S)
Education: If using a Bachelor's degree to satisfy the educational requirement, completed coursework must include at least 24 college credits in a physical, natural or forensic science to include laboratory components.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland. 2. Persons appointed to this classification must be eligible for or possess the certification or license required by the governing body of the forensic discipline associated with the job duties for the specific position. Specific information concerning the requirements and procedures of the applicable governing body can be obtained from the personnel office of the Maryland Department of State Police, 1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.
1. Employees are subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, are required to provide the agency with a telephone or pager number where they can be reached.
2. Employees in this classification are subject to random substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
3. In accordance with Section 2-204 (b) (6) of the Public Safety Article, candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening, submission of a DNA sample, and a complete criminal background investigation, to include a polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.